Our May meeting is coming up as early in the month as is possible. I almost overlooked the early date and was lucky to see that this Reminder was due this weekend. Hopefully, you will not do the same and will be on hand on Wednesday next.
I don't know how many members are active users of Dropbox, as I am, but for those of you are or are contemplating joining (it's free) I am attaching a so-called cheat sheet of instructions. By the way, if you do decide to give Dropbox a try if you use this link both you and I will receive an additional 500 MB of storage space on their servers.
Here is the link: http://db.tt/SJS8bwl.
The door prizes for this month's meeting will be:
A Canon Pixma all-in-one inkjet printer
A Pogoplug file sharing solution (just like the one given at the last meeting)
A copy of Toast 11 Titanium
A cable organizer kit (just like the one given at the last meeting)
The usual rules apply; each paid membership will receive one raffle ticket but additional tickets can be purchased at the cost of $1 or 6/$5. Only one prize per membership still applies.
See you on Wednesday,
Here are some articles you may find of interest:
Safenetting : Beware Travel Phishing
It's an epidemic. As the travel seasons ramp up, so does the cybercrime industry looking for easy targets.
This week Safenetting looks at travel phishing :
* Travel Spam -- beware using email for transactions * PC Mag just catching on . . . Security Watch
* Australian tourists stranded by phishing scam
* Beware of Phishing 'Vacation Rental' Sites
* 10 Tricky Travel Scams (and How to Beat Them) * Buyer beware: 10 common travel scams
* World's Worst Travel Scams
* Review what you already know . . . memorize it
and more . . .
Safenetting : Phishing for April 8th
Phishing and cyber crime are are increasing as email begins to slow down. Interactive social media offers fertile new hunting grounds to steal. Beware and don't fall prey to them. This week's Safenetting evils are :
* Coca Cola, Credit Suisse and Mercedez-Benz execs caught up in phishing scam * Advanced Persistent Threats get more advanced, persistent and threatening
* Coinbase phishing attacks are the 3rd Bitcoin security problem this week
* Friday is the worst day of the week for phishing attacks, apparently
* DHS warns of spear-phishing campaign against energy companies * Cyber attacks hit businesses once every three minutes
* 10 Tips to Avoid Identity Theft this Tax Season
* UP accounts hit by phishing emails
and more . . .
PCs Are Dead, Long Live the Tablet
Future of Technology Mobiles, Tablets... Phablets --
We're getting more and more mobile. But what does that mean for IT professionals? Or for businesses? And what comes after the Phablet? This week in your Global Roundup we're looking at
the future of the tablet for business.
Documents for iPhone
Readdle has announced the availability of Documents for the iPhone. Documents claims to become the default document viewer and media player on every iOS device. It allows people to view documents,
watch video and listen to music, and store files
locally on the iPhone and iPad.
Offline+Maps 1.5.1 released for iOS - Custom Offline Maps
Maybe this is the answer to no Wi-Fi for travel maps ... maybe not. GoToPo has updated Offline+Maps, what they call a "fun-to-use travel app" for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Offline+Maps allows you to save any part of the world map and navigate on it offline. With Offline+Maps you can download an unlimited amount of highly detailed maps, access them offline, and add pins to prepare future travels. Never be lost again in your home city or in a foreign country.
10 Facebook Tricks You Should Know
ShoutMeLoud has posted this article to help with some Facebook features.
Preparing audiobooks for the road
Macworld has this article about preparing your audiobooks for listening while in the car from your iPhone, iPad or iPod.
'Godfather of Soul' Goes Digital
Marking the 45th anniversary of James Brown's historic Boston
concert following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., multi-Grammy Award winning artist James Brown, best known for his smoldering singing and revolutionary rhythmic style, makes his official YouTube channel and online debut. Viewers and fans will be able to immerse in a rich selection of rarely seen live concert footage as well
as interviews and clips addressing Brown's involvement in some of the most seminal events of our time. The announcement was made by Shout! Factory in collaboration with the James Brown Estate. (patience, it may take a month to load.)
Cool photo of the month: